Based in Hangenbieten in northeastern France, PROFORM develops, manufactures and installs machinery and complete, turnkey processing lines for the confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.
The company offers a wide variety of custom-engineered production solutions for chewing and bubble gum, soft, chewy and hard candy, toffee and caramel, biscuits, cookies and crackers, liquorice and fruit gums as well as for pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
PROFORM was established in 1995. Today, the company employs 24 people, turns over between six and eight million EUR and has customers in over 40 countries worldwide.
Based on its technological expertise in confectionery equipment, PROFORM is constantly developing new application markets.
“We have just entered the pasta and animal feed sectors by adapting existing machinery,” states Managing Director Christian Gand.
PROFORM generally adapts its equipment to individual customer demands – an approach which often leads to technological innovations in one area which are then applied to another.
“A new technology introduced in candy processing, for instance, may also be suitable for chewing gum equipment,” says Mr. Gand. “This way, we are constantly making progress.”
PROFORM installs completely new equipment and provides modernization and upgrading services. “Our machinery is very flexible,” explains Mr. Gand. “A chewing gum line cannot produce liquorice, of course. But it can easily be adapted to new shapes or sizes.”
The company is focused on sustainable, solid growth. “The market has significant potential for development, both in Europe and worldwide,” concludes Mr. Gand.